Monday, October 25, 2010

Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs and Fugitive Arrest

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Region 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For further information, contact Capt. Robert Storm at (208) 324-6000 or (208) 736-3070

For Immediate Release: 10/25/10 9:00 P.M.
Contact: Captain Storm

On October 22, 2010 at 5:19 P.M., Idaho State Police Corporal Aaron Bingham stopped a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 84 near milepost 213, in Minidoka County. During the course of the traffic stop Corporal Bingham found a half pound of marijuana. The female driver, Malinda Hourie, 19, of Roy, Utah, was arrested for trafficking marijuana, a felony in Idaho. The male passenger, Armand Valdovinos-Aleman, 25, of Roy, Utah, was arrested for walking away for the community work center in Kent, Washington and trafficking marijuana. Both subjects were incarcerated at the Mini-Cassia Detention Center.

Corporal Bingham along with Trooper Tyler Barrett was participating in joint criminal interdiction patrol with Deputies and K-9 officers from the Minidoka and Cassia County Sheriff�s departments on Interstate 84. In addition to the above arrests, officers charged two persons for possession of Methamphetamine, six persons for misdemeanor possession of Marijuana, eleven persons for possession of drug paraphernalia, three persons for having suspended/invalid driver�s licenses, and two persons for transporting open containers of alcohol.